from ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia
LUSAKA – ZAMBIA’S biggest annual agricultural showcase will explore the potential of modern technology to enhance the growth of the sector.
Set for Chisamba from April 11-13, Agritech Expo Zambia 2019 is set to attract more than 20 000 visitors, over 220 local and international exhibitors, including international pavilions from Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and neighbouring Zimbabwe among others.
Some 3 500 prominent guests (VIP) and large scale farmers as well as over 150 members of the media are to attend the sixth edition.
“Agritech Expo Zambia 2019 promises more agro technology and innovation advancements as the event continues to unveil the future for our agriculture,” said Jervis Zimba, President of the Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU).
ZNFU are the owners of the expo.
Last year, the event featured several international pavilions again and a VIP attendance that included three cabinet ministers and President Edgar Lungu, who visited the event for the fourth year in a row.
Zimba said the success of last year’s expo in the face of challenges, including the economic crunch and cholera and animal disease outbreaks in the area showed that organisers, local partners and the government always managed to work together and towards excellence.
Yearly, they were delivering an outstanding product that has proven to be valuable and indeed unmissable for regional farmers of all scales, exhibitors and sponsors alike.
As in previous years, Agritech Expo enjoys extensive support from the agri industry with well-known suppliers Zamseed and SARO already confirmed as returning gold sponsors.
Agritech Expo Zambia is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK.
Farm-Tech Expo Kenya is another prominent agri event by Spintelligent.
– CAJ News